Posted on 12/09/2022 in Fire Safety 2022
EU reports record wildfires in 2022

The EU’s Copernicus (CAMS) data show record wildfire activity in South West Europe. Germany, Eastern Europe and Baltic States are also affected. 660 000 hectares had already been destroyed in Europe by mid-August with predictions of over a million hectares by the end of the year, the worst since records began in 2006. This year’s wildfires are driven by drought and high temperatures, corresponding to the expected consequences of climate change.

“Copernicus reports record summer wildfire activity in southwestern Europe amid heatwaves and dry conditions” 12/8/22 (source of map shown)
“Europe set for record wildfire destruction in 2022”

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